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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Status of Cyber Twin



Delta Blues Stringer
Oct 18th, 2011 03:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I quit following this forum about the time that the Cyber Twin was gaining in popularity (or notoriety depending on perspective) so I haven't heard much of the debates about quality, etc. I assume Fender is still making the instrument. It always seemed like a great concept to me, but how has it played out in real life? Does Fender continue to add to the presets database? Is there a site for owners/users to swap their own presets that they have written with each other? They were always a bit spendy. Has the price gone down or stayed level so other prices have caught up? Would you spend $1700 of your money to buy one today? Are there presets that will work nicely with an acoustic electric (Fishman pups in the bridge, etc.)?

If there are any actual users here on the forum I would especially like to hear from you. Any component failure rates that are out of whack? Thank you all for your thoughts on this amp. I am thinking about consolidating and coming up with one and only one amp.



Oct 18th, 2011 07:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I believe the Cyber Twin and Cyber Deluxe has been discontinued. I don't know about the Twin's failure rate, but I do own the Cyber Deluxe and still use it for jams and occasionally some of those quickie gigs where there may not be much room for a pedal board. Great for all the on board effects and four foot switches.

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Oct 20th, 2011 05:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I heard they are discontinued also, still gigging with my 2001 CT, There is software developed to real time program presets. You will find all you need Here.

Weeks of Reading

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Watervliet, NY

Oct 22nd, 2011 03:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Guitar Center in Albany,NY has a CyberTwin SE used for $499 and it's been sitting there for months. That's all I need to know.

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Oct 22nd, 2011 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is not that many for sale on ebay, That tells me something also, I would grab a SE for that price if I could find one.

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Hotlanta, Jawga

Need a cage for all my pet peeves
Oct 22nd, 2011 08:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was just thinking about the Cybers today. I have a Mustang III...are the Mustangs similar in tonal possibilities/quality to the Cyber series?

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from the Fred Meyer
Oct 23rd, 2011 12:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

GC's shipping rates are very, very reasonable - if you want one at that price, call and inquire what it'd cost.

Cross-country guitar shipping is usually $12-14 in my experience, and they pack them like a small refrigerator; might as well see what the amp costs to ship if you want one and can't get it locally.

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Redesdale UK

"Still Alive And Well"
Oct 25th, 2011 03:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've used a CT 1.2 for every gig I've done since 2004. The only problems it's ever had were solved by resoldering one of the footswitches on the four-button pedal or restoring the factory presets. I don't use any of the on-board effects apart from the reverbs and I only really like one of those. All in all it sounds great. Studio engineers love it as do all the live sound men we've ever had.It's ideal if you need to cover a wide range of sounds in a night.



Oct 25th, 2011 09:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i use my for gigs all the time-works great.

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The Dead Armadillos
Oct 26th, 2011 07:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Cyber Twin and it still works and sounds fine. I primarily bought this amp for direct recording and home practice.

ps - The CT is still the best thing I've ever used for direct recording. It kills any of the Line 6 units, the Tech 21 Sansamp, etc.

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Oct 28th, 2011 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still have my 1st gen CT. It has served me very well through the years, however it doesn't get played much anymore. Though it is still a gem in the studio for direct recording.

My favorite preset is the "her majesty's bassman", I like it so much that a few years ago I went ahead and bought a real marshall jtm45 (bluesbreaker combo).

These days, the big knob used for scrolling through presets doesn't work right, I turn the knob and the presets skip & jump all over the place. However the motorized knobs still work perfectly. I remember when the CT's were new there was much discussion over how long those motorized knobs would last, I haven't heard of any failing yet.

I've been hoping Fender would update the Cyber series with tube power stage, it seems strange to me that Fender has tubes in the preamp (cyber series) or tubes in the power stage (XD series) but not both.

A few months ago I got a Line6 DT-50, it has pre and power tubes, I wish Fender would have came up with that idea.. Anyways the DT-50 is a great amp.

I still have the Cyber-Twin recordings on my website with the preset parameters listed for each song, some bluesy & some heavy. It's still a great amp, but now gets overshadowed by my tube-amps.

Long live the C-T!

dabluesman.com cyber-twin recordings

(This message was last edited by dabluesman at 11:25 AM, Oct 28th, 2011)



Nov 6th, 2011 04:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i have the first modal,how much do u think is a fair price to sell it for-with cover manual and 4 but. footpedal and new tubes?

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Nov 9th, 2011 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a Cyber Deluxe in one of my bands as my primary practice & gigging amp. It still works & sounds great. I bought the floorboard too, so i have all my patches & junk stored. It's a pretty portable (read: back-friendly) & versatile rig.



Nov 21st, 2011 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a cyber twin. The two happiest days were the day I bought it and the day I sold it. It was fun watching the knobbies turn by themselves though.


Austin TX

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Dec 29th, 2011 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I own a CyberTwin SE, a CyberDeluxe and a Mustang II and they all have their niche. Starting from scratch today I would lean towards the Mustang series for sure, simply great bang for the buck and a bucket-load of versatility. My CD sounds especially good with my Telecaster and my CT sounds wonderful with everything but is more "amp" than I usually need these days. I could do with one fewer but resale interest in central TX is very light. Lots of tube snobs hereabouts...not that there's anything wrong with that.



Jan 10th, 2012 04:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

(This message was last edited by LesK at 06:31 PM, Jan 22nd, 2012)

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